Good morning and happy Wednesday. It’s going to be foggy, muggy and in the mid-50s for most of the day. A slight improvement from yesterday…

Say bonjour to a cozy new French bistro – Steak Frites has just soft-launched a slew of high-quality, casual comfort food options on 9th Avenue. The restaurant is a collaboration between longtime Hell’s Kitchen local Stephane Bibeau and noted New York chef Adam Schop, and is the first of several planned projects on what the two call a “new Restaurant Row.” Read more…


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Helping Hell’s Kitchen residents “waste not”, the bustling Mathews-Palmer Playground food scrap drop-off is celebrating two years of growing the neighborhood’s composting efforts. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

COVID testing is ending and 185 jobs will be lost. (Crain’s)

Converting Midtown offices to lofts could be the answer, according to this property developer. (The Real Deal)

New York spin is being replaced by flexibility fitness. (WWD)

Miracle dog that swam the Hudson River to NJ reunited with owner. (I Love the UWS)

Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened just after 11pm Tuesday in front of a parking garage on W42nd Street, close to Port Authority Bus Terminal. (Eyewitness News)

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One benefit of rainy days are the nice clean, reflective streets they leave behind. Thanks to Natalia Mantini for this picture of a shiny Hell’s Kitchen.

Happy birthday to Sharon Wheatley and Henri Myers.